Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
"'There will be three tasks, spaced throughout the school year, and they will test the champions in many different ways ... their magical prowess - their daring - their powers of deduction - and, of course, their ability to cope with danger.'"
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The book was in great condition however it was not at all what I was expecting. This book is simply advertised as Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire Hardcover which is an indicator of an original ... Read full review
The wizarding world expanded and the readers got to imagine how the two worlds truly coexist. For a teen fantasy action book it had everything you could hope for. Drama, hormones, adventure, magic, mystery and classic heroes experiencing alienation. I thoroughly enjoyed reading this novel and appreciated Mr Potter and his friends developing their characters and becoming individuals rather than just sidekicks. The ending was powerful, I was not expecting death at all and though I was aware of the Dark Lord's history with obliterating everyone who threatens his superiority it was incredibly sad to read about him being killed so suddenly towards the end. This was the first book of the series where I started to feel more empathy for the other characters. The trials for the young wizards and witches were great fun and I enjoyed the encrypted messages before each trial. It is remarkable how much danger the professors are happy to put these children in.
It would have been nice to hear more about the history of the games and the different schools. There was no real sense of time in the novel and there were far too many details missing for me to feel as if I the reader was there apart from just observing. What did the food taste like? What did the weather feel like? How heavy was the portkey? Again it's extra details like this that would have turned this into a great novel.